• UK Scraps Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

    • Date: 17/09/16
    • David Pratt, Solar Power Portal

    The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) select committee is to be officially abolished following the conference season, with the business, innovation and skills (BIS) department to take on the energy brief. The Energy and Climate Change select committee is to be scrapped with the new BEIS committee to take on the energy brief. Following the closure […]

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  • Hinkley Nuclear Poker: UK Government Kicks Ball In EDF’s Court

    • Date: 15/09/16
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    The approval for Hinkley Point [Nuclear Power Plant] contains hefty caveats — and includes no mention at all of China’s one third investment in the scheme, worth £6bn. Neither did it contain any mention of Bradwell-on-Sea, the site where China hopes to build its own reactor using Chinese technology at a later stage. New legal […]

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  • Peers Call On Government Not To Rush Ratification Of Paris Climate Agreement In Light Of Brexit

    • Date: 14/09/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 14 September: Five senior peers, including former Chancellor Lord Lawson and former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Lord Turnbull, have called on the government not to ratify the Paris climate agreement before the consequences of the EU referendum are fully taken into consideration. In a letter to Baroness Neville-Rolfe, the Minister […]

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  • Former Chancellor, Lord Lawson, Questioned on UK Energy Policy

    • Date: 12/09/16
    • House of Lords, Economic Affairs Committee

    Lord Lawson to give evidence to the Economic Affairs Committee for its inquiry into ‘The Economics of UK Energy Policy’. Lord Lawson is a former Secretary of State for Energy. Lord Turner was the first chairman of the Climate Change Committee that was established in 2008. The Committee asks for their views on the current Government’s […]

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  • Paris Deal? What Paris Deal? Britain Set To Miss Legally Binding Green Energy Target

    • Date: 09/09/16
    • Sky News

    Britain is set to miss its legally binding renewable energy targets by the end of the decade, MPs have warned. The UK has a target to meet 15% of its energy needs from green sources by 2020, including 30% of electricity, 12% of heat and 10% in transport. The electricity sector is on course to meet its expected contribution […]

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  • GMB Union Calls Corbyn’s Green Policy ‘Naive And Short-Sighted’

    • Date: 08/09/16
    • Press Association

    Jeremy Corbyn’s policies on energy have been condemned as “naive and short-sighted” by one of Labour’s major union backers. The GMB union, which represents energy workers, warned that “wishful thinking” would not keep the lights on as it tore into the Labour leader’s plans to ban fracking and phase out coal-fired power stations. Mr Corbyn […]

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  • Brexit Britain May Delay David Cameron’s Climate Plan

    • Date: 07/09/16
    • Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin , Bloomberg

    The U.K. government may need to delay until next year the release of a plan on how the country will meet carbon reduction targets for 2030, according to the new climate minister. In his first public comments since his appointment last month, Minister of Climate Change Nick Hurd said Tuesday that he’s reviewing the country’s progress […]

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  • Brexit Axe: Britain To Scrap EU Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 05/09/16
    • Harry Cole, The Sun

    Experts warn there are huge policy decisions looming to keep Britain’s lights on. THE Sun can reveal the PM has hired an expert guru from British Gas owner Centrica to beef up the policy team at the heart of Downing Street – Georgia Berry. Ms Berry’s mother was formerly the Tory party’s chief fundraiser. The […]

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